Official Indiana and North Carolina Primary Results

Full results below, updating will begin at 7pm eastern time:

White boxes = No winner yet
Gray boxes = Winner declared
( ) = State delegates


IN & NC Results
May 6th, 2008

IN & NC Results
May 6th, 2008

Indiana (72)

51 – Clinton – Projected Winner
49 – Obama

99% Precincts Reported

Indiana (54)

78 – McCain – Projected Winner
10 – Huckabee
7 – Paul
5 – Romney

95% Precincts Reported

North Carolina (115)

56 – Obama – Projected Winner
42 – Clinton

99% Precincts Reported

North Carolina (66)

73 – McCain – Projected Winner
12 – Huckabee
8 – Paul

99% Precincts Reported

Below is the earlier post about today’s voting:

Voting is currently underway in both Indiana and North Carolina. Polls have certainly tightened in Indiana where Clinton is hoping to eek out a victory. On the other hand, in North Carolina, Obama is standing pretty tall right now, possible set to take a 10 point victory in the state.

Some North Carolina voters from the Associated Press:

And, of course, some Indiana voters:

A report on the primaries from Marketwatch:

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Voters hit the polls Tuesday in Indiana and North Carolina in the latest contests in the long-running race for the Democratic nomination.

With the economy a top issue in both states, the latest polls showed Obama maintaining his advantage over Clinton in North Carolina but a tighter race in Indiana, where Clinton still leads. This raised the possibility that the candidates could win one contest apiece and further prolong the nomination battle.

The candidates sparred over Clinton’s support for suspending the federal tax on gasoline as the Tuesday primaries neared, with Obama’s campaign running ads in both states saying that the proposal wouldn’t save consumers much money. Clinton countered that Obama has no plan of his own to lower gasoline prices, and said her idea would save motorists about $8 billion.
In Indiana, a traditional manufacturing state, union support is likely to help Clinton, analysts said.

In North Carolina, meanwhile, a heavy concentration of African-American voters is expected to help Obama win the state, with more than a third of voters in the primary expected to be African-American. Upper-income and younger Democrats are also expected to line up behind Obama in North Carolina.

Tuesday’s contests are the first in the Democrats’ nomination race since Clinton handily defeated Obama in Pennsylvania on April 22. More Pennsylvania Democrats who said they were worried about the economy voted for Clinton, which has put pressure on Obama to reach out to voters on the economy.

Indiana polls close at 7pm eastern time while North Carolina closes at 7:30pm eastern. We’ll have the full results as they come in later tonight.

  • bennett

    Drudge has a link to this interesting article about the vote today in Indiana, some early insights. Some of the thoughts of Republicans who voted for Obama today are very interesting… until later, Barack the Vote Indiana and N.C.

  • Raymond

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!

  • Gochiz

    NO HILLARY!!!!!!!

  • I’d love to see Evan Bayh as Hillary’s running mate–he’s a fiscal conservative who can appeal to both parties. I’d be hapy with a Hillary/Bayh or a McCain/Romney ticket.

  • Michelle

    *sigh* Of course, nothing is solved.

    It is pretty impressive that Obama holds a 30 point lead in NC vs. Clinton’s 10 points in IN.

  • Michel

    So far, she’s leading in Indiana by 4 points, and Obama leads in N. Carolina by 12. And Obama just picked up another superdelgate from North Carolina.

    I hope she knows when to quit.

  • Travis

    I’d like to take issue with the title of the article having the word “Official” in it describing the results as they are reported so far as well as listing Clinton as the “projected winner” in your stats graph. I’m for responsible reporting, and Lake County, the sencond largest county in Indiana, has not reported any numbers yet. Whether the reader is for Clinton or Obama; no one, including CBS who called Indiana for Clinton, can “officially” say so until Lake county weighs in.

  • Please see my current update on the feature page. Indiana is too close to call still.

  • Travis

    Thank you for your update Michael. You guys are doing a great job 🙂

  • Indiana has now been called with 100% in so it has become just about as “official” as it’s going to be it appears. I’ve updated to reflect that.